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Science Park strengthens team with new appointments

Exeter Science Park has further strengthened its management team with new appointments and promotions.

The appointments have been made across a number of areas of the organisation.

Matt Roach has joined Exeter Science Park as Head of Operations. Chartered accountant, Matt, who was formerly managing director of Exeter Airport for nine years, will be a key member of the science park’s leadership team. He will lead on the operational aspects of Exeter Science Park and will work collaboratively to develop and implement the organisation’s strategy for growth.

Matt will also be working with the Client Services Team, to further develop the food and drink and community services offer at the park, and in particular with David Morgan, a familiar face to Exeter Science Park visitors, who has been promoted to Client Services Team Leader. David will be joined by Richard Northcott who has been appointed to the position of Front of House Assistant. Anne Beadon has joined the team in a maternity cover role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive.

Sally Basker, chief executive of Exeter Science Park, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Matt, Richard and Anne to the team and pleased to see David’s commitment to the organisation rewarded with promotion.

“Matt brings a great deal of experience to the role of head of operations and has already made a considerable contribution to the organisation since accepting the position.”

The Science Park, which is conveniently located just off junction 29 of the M5, has increased its room hire offer and has recently expanded its hot-desking space.

Sally added: “A hybrid working pattern has been adopted by many local businesses, whose employees value working from home, but wish to combine it with meeting up and working with colleagues. With this in mind we have developed what we offer; anything from hot desking and small meeting rooms to larger meeting spaces. It’s been very rewarding to see this being taken up and through keeping the costs affordable, we’ve been able to support a variety of different regional businesses, particularly in this challenging economic climate.”